The world's best known writer of science fiction, Sir Arthur C Clarke was the first to propose satellite communications in 1945. One of his short stories inspired the World Wide Web, while another was later expanded to make the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he co-wrote with director Stanley Kubrick. He has lived in Sri Lanka since 1956. Read full transcript of the video at http://www.tveap.org/news/0712art_tra...
A recent scientific study undertaken by the University of Bonn in Germany suggests that the universe could be one giant computer simulation.
"Cosmic rays offer clue our universe could be a computer simulation."
- WIRED, 2012
Steve Jobs was the design and marketing genius behind Apple Computers, inc. in its early days, from founding leading up to the 1984 launch of the MacIntosh, while Steve Wozniac was the technical brains that put the hardware and software together to make Steve Jobs' visions come to life.
Here is a commercial from the Apple heyday.
Colossus: The Forbin Project is a 1970 sci-fi thriller about a renegade super computer.
In the midst of the Cold War the world's most brilliant scientist, Dr. Charles Forbin (Eric Braeden), devises a supercomputer for the Pentagon to control America's nuclear arsenal. Dubbed Colossus, this gargantuan mainframe is constructed inside a mountain in Colorado where, protected by automated defenses, it is impregnable to sabotage and attack. Its function is to detect, evaluate and respond to all strategic threats to the U.S. and her allies. Its creator hopes that with peace and freedom secured and the threat of accidental war eliminated, Colossus can then focus its attention on researching new scientific discoveries. Upon activating the vast machine, Forbin electronically seals the tomblike complex. Outside he is warmly greeted by the President of the United States (Blacula's Gordon Pinset), praising him for his monumental achievement.
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The Mind's Eye: "Stanley & Stella in Breaking The Ice" (alt. name 'Love Found') Radio Shack VHS Edit 1992.Music by James Reynolds.
A spectacular computer-animated odyssey through time, combined with original music. The journey begins at the dawn of civilization and moves through the rise of man and technology, on into the future, with breathtaking visual imagery. The Mind's Eye joins these stunning visuals together with a powerful, original music soundtrack, composed by James Reynolds. The upbeat, futuristic music blends perfectly with the visual themes of The Mind's Eye of emotional and technological imagery with music.
Using the infrared camera in the Wii remote and a head mounted sensor bar (two IR LEDs), you can accurately track the location of your head and render view dependent images on the screen. This effectively transforms your display into a portal to a virtual environment. The display properly reacts to head and body movement as if it were a real window creating a realistic illusion of depth and space.
Andre Trudel, a professor of Computer Science at Acadia University, recently announced the 'launch' of HCDI (or Human-Computer-Dog-Interface) which allows pet owners to play fetch with, feed and speak to their dog remotely via a web-interface.